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Indians To Sign Brett Myers

FEBRUARY 10th: Myers' 2014 option vests if he pitches 200 innings this year and passes a physical at season's end, tweets Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.

JANUARY 4th: The Indians have agreed to sign right-hander Brett Myers to a one-year, $7MM deal with a club option. Myers, an LSW Baseball client, passed his physical, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports (on Twitter). Myers' 2014 option is valued at $8MM, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports (on Twitter).

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Myers, 32, pitched to a 3.31 ERA with 5.6 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 70 relief appearances last season for the Astros and White Sox.  However, he has been vocal about his desire to be a starting pitcher once again in 2013.  The Tribe will plug Myers into the starting five, according to Hoynes (on Twitter). 

Even though he's a year removed from the role, Myers stood as one of the few innings eaters left on the open market this winter.  For his career as a starter, Myers owns a 4.27 ERA with 7.2 K/9 with 2.97 BB/9 in 249 starts.  He also pitched a combined 439 and 2/3 innings in 2010 and '11.  

Myers became a free agent in October when the White Sox declined his $10MM option for the 2013 season, opting instead to pay him a $3MM buyout.  The right-hander had interest from a number of clubs this offseason, including the Padres, Twins, and Royals

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com first reported the deal and its terms (Twitterlinks). Edward Creech contributed to this post. Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

 








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